Philippe Gaulier and Sacha Baron Cohen on the Art of Clowning

Clowns continue to be a part of the circus, but the reach of ancient art is much wider these days, alongside a growing theater scene, artists are transitioning to other forms. The alumni network at Gaulier’s school, many of which have made lifelong connections, is extensive – encompassing film and theater (Emma Thompson, Kathryn Hunter), …

Baryshnikov Art Center to Return to Live Performance in Spring

This Baryshnikov Art Center After two years of online programming, she will be returning to in-person performances this spring. The season features eight dance and music performances, three of which are presented virtually. Streamed performances are part of the centre’s commissioning program, which begins in fall 2020 as a way to maintain the organization and …

Baryshnikov Art Center to Return to Live Performance in Spring

This Baryshnikov Art Center After two years of online programming, she will be returning to in-person performances this spring. The season features eight dance and music performances, three of which are presented virtually. Streamed performances are part of the centre’s commissioning program, which begins in fall 2020 as a way to maintain the organization and …

Netscape Founder Gives $35M in Reportedly Stolen Art

Internet pioneer James H. Clark, whose Netscape browser once dominated this market, recalled in an interview that he spent about $35 million over a five-year period to purchase dozens of Cambodian and Southeast Asian antiquities, many of which he used to use. Build a penthouse in Palm Beach. On Tuesday, federal officials announced that he …

Newly Released, From Art Criminals to Sensitive Mushrooms

FULL GUIDE TO EVERYTHING (ABSTRACTED), By Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry. (Norton, $24.) A geneticist and a mathematician dive deep into doomsday cults, alien life forms, the origins of time, and more in this collection of essays on scientific myths and curiosities. GARDEN UNKNOWN: The Comet Cycle, Benjamin Percy’s photo. (Mariner, $26.) The disappearance of …

Coronavirus Rising. Avant-garde Art Festivals are Closing.

Last Wednesday, employees of the Under the Radar festival agreed on a way forward. They would limit the number of performances at the festival. They did not provide food or drink. The People’s Theater hosting this annual celebration of experimental performance has already required audience members to submit negative PCR or rapid antigen test results, …

Neil Marcus with Art Illuminated Disability dies at 67

Writer and actor Neil Marcus reminded his audience at every performance of his play “Storm Reading”: “Disability is not a brave struggle or courage in the face of difficulties. Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.” Mr. Marcus, a patient with dystonia, a neurological condition that causes involuntary muscle contractions and affects …

Art Groups Are Betting Big on Holiday Programming. Will the Children Coming?

“I haven’t been to the Met in years,” said 10-year-old Mattea Volpe as she whined on her way to the opera house. “I was exaggerating, but then I said, ‘Wait, I didn’t actually do it’.” They had no children. When Mattea took her seat in the red velvet last week, she became one of the …